Our Catholic homes need to be small domestic churches...but how do we do this?
First...Have your parish priest bless your home. In Italy, it is the custom of the clergy to bless all houses in the parish annually. It is a powerful reminder of the home as “domestic church”.
Second...start with daily prayer time. Yes, we pray at Mass...but we need to pray with our family at home, too.
Third...in the kitchen. I call my table, my "domestic altar" for a reason. Note "fast" days and "feast" days. Let your faith make a difference in the way you cook and eat. Make a real effort in the kitchen for Christmas and Easter...and also at other major feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, the Presentation of the Lord, the Annunciation, and the Assumption. Some of these feasts have special foods associated with them.
Fourth...every Catholic home needs a crucifix in some prominent place. I have one in every single room. Statues, holy pictures, blessed salt, holy water, and holy water fonts are also something very good to have. You might want to consider a simple prayer altar, as well.
Fifth...our homes are to be places of hospitality. We have company quite often. That being said, we must be prudent ...especially if we have young children. Practice hospitality, as best as you can. “Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels” (Hebrews 13:2).
Our homes (and family) need to be a little Catholic oasis in this immoral and unbelieving world (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1655).
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
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For the living:
FOREVER MASS & PRAYER PAGE!
THIS is for the LIVING! Forever DAILY Mass and Prayer!
For your mom, dad, sibling, grandparent, favorite Aunt or Uncle, dear cousin, niece, nephew, friend, spouse, a child away from the faith...or even yourself!
Lined up the priests, created the page, instructed my children (who will instruct the grandchildren, etc) that THIS is a FOREVER thing!
Shoot, I want MY SOUL prayed for, for all of eternity (and my children's and hubby)!
Something about being in my 50's has really "woke me up" about eternity...and the eternity of all of my children.
For the souls of those who have passed:
FOREVER MASS & MEMORIAL PAGE!
What if I told you, you could have a Mass offered for a loved ones soul...daily, FOREVER
We have left directives for our children... to continue this, then our grandchildren will take over!
Masses celebrated for the release of a loved one possibly in Purgatory... as recommended by Pope Saint Gregory the Great!
What if I told you that your loved ones soul would be prayed for by a devout Catholic family...DAILY.
What if I told you that we have a Nun praying for these souls?
How is this possible? See THIS page
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Here is a post, from a recipient of what we do,.
L**** and I were one of the precipitants of This mission. She is right. My parking was 9 per day for 3 months. Then on top of that food cost me approximately 15 per day. That was cheap - I got vouchers for $5.00 per meal. So somedays I did not eat or made meals last for more then one meal. Had to. Parking was $810. Food was $1,300. Then you have normal household bills and I have 3 animals I had to pay to have people come and take care of them. At first I had my dog in the Kennel for 1/2 the time. That was about 500. It is VERY expensive to have a sick child. That was Just ONE hospital stay. We have had numerous ones. Some only a few days, some a week or two. Without their help we would of gone fully under!
From providing necessary funds to actually having families stay with us...we DO what we say we do!
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